Industry employment Initiatives
Green jobs: rapid evidence review
This evidence review aims to summarise what we know in terms of the drivers and barriers to getting more people into 'green' jobs. It also outlines some initial ideas for how policy-makers and employers can intervene.
Let them work: how criminal justice reform can help address Australia’s worker shortage
The authors of this report argue that if Australian governments reformed sentencing so that non-violent low-risk offenders were not detained at taxpayer expense, but rather were put to work in industries which urgently need workers, this could deliver substantial benefits to taxpayers without compromising community...
Australia's clean industry future: making things here in a net zero world
This report urges the Australian government to deliver strong policy and incentives to drive the transformation of Australian industry. The report says that helping Australian industry cut emissions and get off fossil fuels can grow profits, create new, cleaner industries, protect workers, and create thousands...
Pathways to industrial decarbonisation
Kylie Turner, Anna Malos
Compiled in collaboration with companies representing around a fifth of Australia’s industrial emissions and a third of the ASX100 market value, this report urges strong, effective and coordinated action from industry, finance and across all levels of government to align the regulatory and policy mechanisms...
Jobs and Skills Summit: outcomes
The Jobs and Skills Summit brought Australians together to work constructively on the challenges and opportunities facing the Australian labour market and economy. A major objective emerging from the summit was the promotion of full employment and growing productivity for the benefit of all Australians.
Think big: a new mission statement for Australia
In this keynote address to the 2022 Skills and Jobs Summit, Grattan Institute CEO, Danielle Wood, urges Australia’s leaders to forge a plan for full employment and higher productivity.
Turning Australia into a regional tech hub
This report examines where Australia has a comparative advantage in tech, how we can make the most of these opportunities, and how every Australian can be involved in the change that revolutionises Australia’s technology sector.
Jobs and Skills Summit - maintaining full employment and growing productivity
The Business Council of Australia has prepared this discussion paper ahead of the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit.
Jobs and Skills Summit: issues paper
The Jobs and Skills Summit will bring together unions, employers, civil society and government, to discuss Australia's shared economic challenges and propose both immediate and long-term solutions. This issues paper outlines Australia's current labour market challenges.
An economy that works for people
Full and secure employment should be the top macroeconomic goal of the Albanese Government, according to the ACTU in this paper released ahead of the Jobs Summit in early September.
Breaking new ground
The emerging clean energy economy offers a window of opportunity for Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The authors of this report argue that capturing this potential requires a targeted and proactive policy approach that leverages the region’s entrenched advantages and lays the bedrock for sustained prosperity.
Seize the moment: securing Australia’s economic future
The 2022 federal election needs to focus on securing Australia’s economic future and in turn its strategic future by making the most of existing industry strengths and advantages while building new industries, developing new capabilities and creating new higher paying jobs, according to the Business...
National roadmap for Indigenous skills, jobs and wealth creation
This strategy document outlines a long-term commitment and organising framework to implement actions that will substantially lift economic outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and support their aspirations to thrive in the mainstream economy.
An Albanese Labor Government will deliver 'Powering Australia' – Labor’s plan to create jobs, cut power bills and reduce emissions by boosting renewable energy
Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs
This report argues that Australia has a natural advantage to make the most of future opportunities in clean energy exports, with an abundance of solar and wind energy, and the metals and minerals required for the energy transition.
Technology Council of Australia roadmap to deliver one million tech jobs
Australia can be a world leader in creating and adopting new tech products. This strategy details the pathway for Australia to embrace the technology jobs opportunity.
Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission: final report
This report offers a blueprint for the Northern Territory's economic rebound – with an ambitious goal of making the Territory a $40 billion economy by 2030. The report also identifies regional growth, and Aboriginal economic development and empowerment, as key to the Territory’s future success.
The promise of social procurement: leveraging purchasing power to create inclusive employment opportunities
Using the State of Victoria as a case study, this paper demonstrates that linking employment policy objectives to public procurement has considerable potential, provided certain conditions are met.
The choices we make: the economic future of Tasmania
This report analyses the economic effects of COVID-19 on Tasmania, and suggests how Tasmania can rebuild its way out of the COVID-19 crisis. It also makes some key recommendations to help Tasmania avoid the mistakes made at the federal level.
Leaders and legends: thousands of clean jobs for Queenslanders
This report finds that accelerating the development of Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) will give Queensland a global competitive advantage in energy-intensive industries, create jobs for Queenslanders, and new export opportunities for Australia.
Blueprint: regional and community job deals
This blueprint advances CPD’s work on improving employment services in place by showing how this approach can be scaled up across the nation in pivotal regions and places. It illustrates a pathway for implementing, governing and funding place-based initiatives for long-lasting impact on Australia's jobs...
How red tape stops business and job creation
This report combines data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics with RegData Australia to analyse the effect of red tape on business creation. The report finds that up to 398,000 additional businesses could have been created by 2018-19 if regulation was maintained at 2004-05 levels.
Renewable energy and jobs in Queensland
This report details how projects contracted and committed to over the last five years will produce more than 10,000 GWh of Queensland’s electricity needs — equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 2 million Queensland households.
Rescue and recovery: COVID-19, jobs and income security
The main conclusion of this paper is that as a result of the huge uncertainties facing any government operating in this pandemic, policymakers must be ready to act or change course, depending on economic and public health developments. It is clear the government response to...
Clean jobs plan
Australia currently faces two major crises: COVID-19 and climate change. This plan identifies 12 policy options which can create jobs fast, where they are needed and for people who need them most.